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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Hodge (17.33)
RPG: C. Hodge (15.00)
APG: S. Atkins (3.33)
SPG: S. Anthony (1.67)
BPG: C. Hodge (1.00)

November 05, 2014 4:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Meralco coach Norman Black on lopsided defeat: ‘Nobody’s happy when you lose by 40’

November 01, 2014

Meralco Bolts head coach Norman Black. Sports5 file photo/Pranz Kaeno BillonesMeralco was just handed its second worst loss in the franchise’s history and Bolts head coach Norman Black said that the team was not happy about it.

“It was a pretty bad loss today. Nobody’s happy when you lose by 40 points. Management is not happy, I’m not happy, players are not happy,” Black told a small group of sportswriters following Meralco’s 105-64 loss to Alaska on Friday.

The Bolts, though, gave praise to their opponents’ defensive game plan. The Aces’ pressing defense forced Meralco to turn the ball over 18 times and turned into 23 points for the other side.

“Alaska looks like a very well-conditioned team. They press a lot, we couldn’t break the press. They scored a lot coming off a press. Defensively, we were a little bit relaxed today,” Black said....

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Alaska 'one of the favorites' to win title, says former Aces coach Luigi Trillo

November 01, 2014

 Luigi Trillo is now part of Meralco after some 15 years with Alaska. KC Cruz After parting ways with Alaska last season, Luigi Trillo now serves as an assistant coach with the Meralco Bolts.

On Friday, he was on the wrong end of a huge beatdown, as his old team laid a 41-points beatdown on his new squad.

"They're playing really championship basketball, high level basketball," said Trillo after Alaska's 105-64 victory. "I think they're one of the favorites."...

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Alaska remains unbeaten with 41-point win against Meralco

November 01, 2014

 Vic Manuel had a solid outing as the Aces remain unbeaten Photo by KC Cruz The Alaska Aces benefited from a surprise splendid performance from Vic Manuel to cruise to a 105-64 victory against the Meralco Bolts on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Manuel tallied 17 points in a bit over 18 minutes, going eight of nine from the field with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block

"Our guys played fantastic. It's just one of those games our guys battled hard. We shot the ball really well," said Alaska head coach Alex Compton, who was quick to remind the media that the Aces were recently at the other end of a lopsided affair. "Our team got beaten by 51 last conference. Stuff can happen; our guys were making shots. We just wanna honor the game and our opponents. I expect that team (Meralco), with the character that they have, they will bounce back strong, i really don't want to play them next." ...

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Alaska, Meralco duel for solo PH Cup lead

October 31, 2014

Calvin Abueva of Alaska. Sports5/Paul MataFresh off high-wire victories, Alaska and Meralco slug it out today for the solo lead even as Globalport tries to extend defending champion Purefoods’ woes in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With 2-0 records following strikingly similar escapes on Tuesday night, the Aces and the Bolts take the Big Dome floor in the 4:15 p.m. contest, before the Batang Pier seek their first-ever winning streak under Pido Jarencio at 7.

Calvin Abueva and Cliff Hodge, a pair of third-year power forwards, will be coming off career games in leading their respective teams after logging 26 points and 22 rebounds and 28 and 18, respectively....

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PBA to allow Asian players as 2nd imports in Governors' Cup

October 31, 2014

The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.

The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.

"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 2 1 0.667
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 7 8 0.467 6th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 7 0.462 6th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 7th